Supporting mental health patients to lead active lives | The Guardian

We worked with mental health charity Certitude and the Lambeth Living Well Collaborative to create an online portal which supported people with mental illness to lead independent and meaningful lives.

Connectanddo.org is an online community movement which allows users to get recommendations of courses and activities that they can do based on their interests. It trains volunteer supporters to help people get involved with opportunities that they like the look of, such as football, painting or learning a language, and meet people with similar interests to theirs.

It also has a function which allows people to set personal goals and track their moods and progress. People can also create new groups if one catering for their interests doesn’t already exist.

Connect and do was covered in the Guardian Healthcare Network. 

Read more about the project here.